Indeed as the name befits, the only permanent and reliable source of water in Mkomazi National Park is the Umba River which also forms the boundary to the South – East of the protected area.
The National Park was commissioned as a Game Reserve in 1951 following the degazettment of the much larger Ruvu Game Reserve. It was declared as a Game Reserve to preserve both flora and fauna and utilize them sustainably through tourism, game hunting and wildlife viewing.
Tourist attractions: Diversity of Fauna and Flora, the only protected area in Tanzania with large and visible population of Gerenuk.
Endangered species particularly Black Rhino and Wild dogs.